Depending on the patient's blood type, most patients in the New York region wait an average of six to twelve months before transplantation. During this waiting period, it is critical that patients maintain good nutrition, an exercise program, and overall health, so that they will be strong enough for surgery when a donor organ becomes available.
- Q What lung diseases can require a transplant?
- Q How does my doctor decide on a single or double lung transplant?
- Q How do living donor lung transplantations work?
- Q Who can benefit from a lung transplant?
- Q What happens during a consultation for lung transplant surgery?
- Q Who is part of a lung transplant team?